Posted 16 December 2008

Natural climate change being an important human hazard, research funding for climate change issues should be maintained at a healthy level. But the focus of the spending needs to be shifted from its present overemphasis on "greenhouse" alarmism and computer modelling resear

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"To look for certainty or near-certainty [in climate change policy] leads experts into professional dishonesty, forcing them to hide their doubts and the limitations of their evidence. It also encourages ideological thinking, where public debate becomes polarised between opposing camps unable to adm...

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Coalition scientist Dr Gerrit van der LIngen has collated the printed "debate" between himself and Professor Bryan Story in the Chrischurch magazine Avenues together with the "adjudication" by Judge John Hansen. To download pdf file:  LINK

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NZ COULD LEAD WORLD TO CLIMATE SANITY

December 12, 2008, 11:43 am News

"New Zealand now has an opportunity to set an example to the world and help restore a more rational approach to climate policy, one based on a full understanding of the relevant science, not just that which supports politically convenient views". International Climate Science director Tom Harris in...

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CEDNTRALLY PLANNED ETS HAS BEEN A FAILURE

December 12, 2008, 11:12 am News

Gross and irresponsible exaggerationof climate issues will rapidly turn public opinionagainst the messengers. "Not only would this mean a reaction against the influence of the European green movement and a further deepening of the distrust of politicians, but science will also suffer. Science is bui

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UK SCIENTIFIC ALLIANCE WANTS 6 ANSWERS

December 12, 2008, 5:19 am News

"Objective assessment of the current evidence, plus further unbiased gathering of evidence may reveal some inconvenient truths for the orthodox view. Or these truths may prove to be inconvenient for sceptics." In this first of two scholarly essays, the UK Scientific Alliance poses 6 questions that n

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CO2 NOT CAUSING WARMING, NOT A POLLUTANT

December 10, 2008, 12:21 pm News

"CO2 is not causing warming or climate change. It is not a toxic substance or a pollutant. Pre-industrial CO2 levels were about the same as today. How and why we are told otherwise?" Dr Tim Ball explains in Canada Free Press

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The United States Government Accountability Office has released its report about the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme and international carbon offset scheme, the Clean Development Mechanism. GAO found that the available information on the Emissions Trading Scheme could not substantiate eith...

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CLIMATE SCIENCE & THE EINSTEIN PRINCIPLE

December 1, 2008, 12:55 pm News

ONE of ABC television’s remaining links to a more intelligent era, The Einstein Factor, ended its season on Sunday, closing with its signature quote from the great physicist: “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” From his blinkered approach to the question of climate change, it is patent...

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IN PRAISE OF CARBON - THE PRIMAL ELEMENT

December 1, 2008, 12:11 pm News

"There is no scientific theory linking carbon dioxide to the 'runaway' global warming that is the basis of the calamitous predictions. The contribution of the gas to the making of a comfortable planet by the greenhouse effect is well understood, modest and self-limiting. It is only turned into a ter...

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THE FOOLS GOLD OF CARBON TRADING

November 30, 2008, 6:57 am News

"Even some of those involved in setting up the carbon markets fear they will fail in their principal aim of cutting carbon emissions. Liz Bossley of CEAG, a City consultant in carbon trading, may have helped the fledgling system to grow from nothing into a big business but she is frank about its lim

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SCIENCE IN NEW ZEALAND UNDER THREAT

November 30, 2008, 4:40 am News

"What I think I am glimpsing at here is a dark shrouded hand which I have seen operating here in our NZ science system since the science reforms of 1990. Science more than ever before in its long and noble history is now captured either by political or commercial interests. The very purpose of scien

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BEWARE THE CHURCH OF CLIMATE ALARM

November 30, 2008, 4:28 am News

"As the global financial crisis takes hold, perhaps people are starting to wonder whether the so-called precautionary principle, which would have us accept enormous new taxes in the guise of an emissions trading scheme and curtail economic growth, is justified, based on what we actually know about c...

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NZ CLIMATE & ENVIROTRUTH No 190

November 27, 2008, 3:56 am News

Download pdf - [LINK](evt no. 190.pdf)

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In evidence to the US Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works in June 2006, Dr David Deming, University of Oklahoma, explained how the Mann "hockey stick" graph was manipulated.

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"Horner’s argument is that we are getting a one-sided discussion of climate change because most media outlets, politicians, activists and a substantial section of big business have – in a variety of ways – got an interest in keeping it that way. He tells me: ‘This affirms a worldview of many people:...

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"To focus on the chimera of human-caused greenhouse warming while ignoring the real threats posed by the natural variability of the climate itself is self-delusion on a grand scale." Professor Bob Carter, writiing in Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol 38 No 2, September 2008 - a readable but scientif...

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LET US BANISH RELIGION FROM SCIENCE

November 17, 2008, 9:05 am News

"Let us not confuse environmental religion with observational science. Reliable science explains what we observe. One can not understand the climate system without an appreciation of the influence of geography, spatial relations, ocean currents and the physics that drive cloud cover over the tropics....

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"The projections of the IPCC are simplistic, superficial, and now proven wrong. The whole issue requires a fresh start, based on the mass of irrefutable data which has been assembled. Certainly New Zealand should not incur any expenditure based on the fallacious IPCC Report.  Indeed, New Zealand sho

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HOW IPCC SPINS THE CLIMATE

November 13, 2008, 9:38 am News

Perennial expert reviewer of IPCC Assessment Reports, Dr Vincent Gray has updated his paper on how UN IPCC spins the climate.  To download pdf:  LINK

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